|Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa||5*L||Ragusa||Italy|
|Contact: Phone +39 0932 914 200 - Web Site|
The luxury five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA is a heavenly place for anyone wishing to experience an unforgettable stay in one of the most enchanting places in Sicily. A real delight for golf-lovers, venue of the Sicilian Open 2011, the resort lies 17 km (10 miles) from Comiso international airport and 100 km (62 miles) from Catania international airport and just 10 minutes drive from the historic centre of Ragusa. The Resort offers two 18-hole championship golf-courses, 900mq Spa and fitness center, swimming-pools, three restaurants and several meeting rooms – the ideal destination for a holiday focused on sport and relaxation and for important events in a truly exclusive setting. The nearby seaside locations, such as Marina di Ragusa, Punta Secca, Sampieri, Santa Croce and Camerina, unveil all their charm with pristine beaches and quaint fishing villages. Within easy reach from the resort, you can visit the most beautiful towns of the Val di Noto, the cradle of Sicilian Baroque: as a matter of fact, Ragusa, Modica, Noto and Scicli all belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Parkland by Gary Player, 18 holes, north course The Gary Player “Parkland” nestles among the wild olives and carobs typical of the Ragusa countryside, found all around up to the slopes of the plateau that continues up to Ragusa. The holes are well spread over the landscape and this is a feature of the course, making the player feel like he is completely surrounded by nature. The stone walls typical of the area, glimpses of which can be seen next to many of the holes, complement the course’s features. Few sand obstacles along the tree-lined fairways, insidious greens well defended by deep bunkers close to the putting surface. Each successive hole is very different, requiring new golfing solutions and strategies. The 18 holes give onto an archaeological site and one hundred metres from hole 6 you can visit a 6th century B.C. Greek necropolis which is part of the property. A “wet” zone between holes 2 and 3 provides a stopover for animals and birds while two lakes frame the last few holes. Holes 9 and 18 have their greens next to the Resort and form a natural amphitheatre in which the suites, the Clubhouse with swimming pool and the SPA sit side by side.
Links by Franco Piras, 18 holes, south course The 18 holes designed by Franco Piras stretch out over two big valleys, each with a lake that makes the golfing more interesting. The course blends perfectly with the nature reserve, the sea and the island of Malta on the horizon. The fairways are incut with renaturalised areas that caress them and highlight their shapes, adding colours and fragrances that change through the seasons, recreating the original atmosphere of each place. A huge maritime pine is the only tree on the course where large bunkers define the fairways. The course is like a links, except for the presence of the two large artificial lakes that serve as irrigation reserves and oases for migrating birds. Indeed many species find and return to their natural habitat here. The course is highly exposed to the dominant wind from the sea and has multiple tees for each hole to change the course from one day to the next. One of the features of the course is its green approaches and collars in agrostis up to the mounds that surround the greens, thus accentuating the links characteristics. The landscaping with gentle slopes alternately hides players behind mounds, cutting them off from the rest of the course, and then provides them with incredible views of it and of the sea.
Golf Academy - Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence
The Golf Academy by Darren Clarke Golf of Excellence at the Donnafugata Resort - the first facility of its kind in continental Europe - welcome the golfers of all levels providing high - quality coaching programs with our Head Professional. The Academy has a driving range with 70 tees, a pitching and chipping green, a practice bunker and a putting green to improve your game or to start from the basics of golf.
Il Fico d’India
Here everything smells of Sicily. Donnafugata’s treasure is exclusively devoted to the most important meal of the day: breakfast. Meals are prepared on sight and customized to individual tastes. In the warmer months, “Il Fico d’India” offers a lavish breakfast buffet, the delights’ of which can be enjoyed on one of the two outdoor terraces. Type of cuisine: International buffet breakfast.
Club House 19th Hole
Perfect for a meal after a gripping round of golf or for sipping a cocktail with friends, the Golf House provides the ideal atmosphere in which to relax and socialize. The menu boasts fresh, local ingredients in simple, but delicious dishes, from the gourmet sandwich to the fresh fish. Enjoy a traditional cocktail, a good wine or a beer while gazing at the dazzling natural backdrop. Type of cuisine: Simple Mediterranean dishes, hot and cold snacks, mixed salads
Taste the typically Mediterranean specialities in the unique atmosphere of the Il Carrubo Restaurant. Entering the large, bright dining room, the windows that run around all the walls afford a fantastic view of the garden and nearby golf course. The restaurant’s kitchen provides a delicious balance between tradition and innovation; at the Carrubo you can choose between two cooking philosophies: there are two menus, the “Regional” menu and the “Mediterranean Gourmet” menu. Il Carrubo’s wine cellar proposes wines that best represent the marvelous range of Sicilian wines, along with an exceptional choice of wines and spirits that covers the Italian peninsula from North to South. Robust wines like the Nero d’Avola, perfumed white wines like the Alcamo Bianco or fruity wines like the famous Moscato and the Passito di Pantelleria. And, of course, the audacious Marsala.
The Donnafugata Golf Resort’s Wine Bar has an exclusive atmosphere deriving from the original “Palmento” (wine-making building) now used as a wine bar. An ideal place in which to spend time amidst history and tradition, tasting wines in different ways: as an aperitif accompanied by bruschetta (garlic toast) and local fancies; at dinner, accompanying dishes that represent Sicily’s gastronomic memory, which over the different eras of rule has seen Sicily’s receipe book enhanced with recipes such as fish couscous, aubergine with parmesan, cheeses and cold meats which have always been eaten locally.
The SPA is the perfect place for unforgettable moments of comfort abandoning yourself totally to the right expert hands that restore physical and emotional balance. The SPA, awarded by Condé Nast Traveller “Favourite Overseas Day SPA”, has an area of 900 square meters with a unique view on the park. It is organized to provide maximum comfort and relaxation to our guests, thanks to a wide range of reinvigorating personalized treatments. The comfortable treatments cabins overlooking beautiful golf courses allow the mind and body to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy moments of relaxing while admiring the beauty of the landscape. Spa A spacious and luminous sauna offers a stunning view of the beautiful golf courses from one of the many comfortable deck chairs.The two steam baths at the Donnafugata SPA help the body relax and increase the benefits received with the treatment; as well as releasing the valuable effects of the sea mineral substances. Large glass windows allow light and colors into the spacious indoor pool and hydro massage. Enjoy the three different hydro massage areas while admiring the colorful fields or trying the herbal teas in the relax area. Fitness The Resort provides to its guests a modern Fitness Centre arranged with “TECHNOGYM” cardio and weight equipment for the golfers’ athletic training.
Classic: The rooms are located on the first floor and have spacious balconies overlooking the countryside and the Resort’s large garden. The rooms include double bed or two single beds (area of 38 sqm). Features: Tv satellitare, Minibar, Air-conditioning, Hairdryer, Safe deposit box, Free WiFi Internet access.
Superior: The rooms are located on the ground floor and have a 22 sqm private terrace with a view over the Resort’s large garden. Rooms available with double bed or two singles (area of 38 sqm). Features: Satellite TV, Minibar, Air-conditioning, Phone with direct line.
Deluxe: The rooms are located on the ground floor and have a 22 sqm private terrace from which to enjoy a magnificent view of the Ragusa countryside. These include double bed or two single beds and are equipped with a wide range of amenities (area of 38 sqm). Features: Satellite TV, Minibar, Air-conditioning, Phone with direct line, Hairdryer, Safe deposit box, Free WiFi Internet access, Hairdryer, Safe deposit box, Free WiFi Internet access.
Suite: Especially spacious and comfortable, the Suites are located on the first floor and have a floor area of 77 sq m, which includes a double bedroom separated by a sliding door from the spacious living room and two bathrooms. Each furnishing feature has been specially chosen to create a refined atmosphere with soft tones and an exclusive design. All the Suites have a large terrace of 57 sq m with a view of the golf course. Guests are therefore guaranteed a sophisticated, elegant environment for their stay, with all modern conveniences. Features: Satellite TV, Minibar, Coffee machine, Air-conditioning, Phone with direct line, Hairdryer, Safe deposit box, Free WiFi Internet access.
LThe luxury five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA is a heavenly place for anyone wishing to experience an unforgettable stay in one of the most enchanting places in Sicily. The nearby seaside locations, such as Marina di Ragusa, Punta Secca, Sampieri, Santa Croce and Camerina, unveil all their charm with pristine beaches and quaint fishing villages. Within easy reach from the Resort, you can visit the most beautiful towns of the Val di Noto, the cradle of Sicilian Baroque: as a matter of fact, Ragusa, Modica, Noto and Scicli all belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.